|Episodes synopsis of Season 2 (from IMdb located
Season 2, Episode 1: Wet Saturday
30 September 1956
Mr. Princey is the father of a girl who has just killed her
schoolmaster with a croquet mallet. Princey tries to find a way to
protect the family name and prevent his daughter from being charged.
Princey located a man who would be a perfect scapegoat, Smollet.
Princy takes Smollet to the schoolmasters body and draws a gun on
him. He gives him two choices: go along with Princey's scheme that
makes it look like he committed the murder or be shot on the spot.
Smollet chooses the former. Princey makes it look like Smollet
committed the crime. He then tells him to keep his mouth shut.
Smollet leaves and Princey calls the police. He reports that a
murder has just taken place.
Season 2, Episode 2: Fog Closing In
7 October 1956
Mary Summers does not want to stay alone at home when her husband
Arthur goes away on business. She asks that her family be allowed to
stay with her. Arthur refuses her request. While Arthur is away an
escaped mental patient breaks into the house. Surprisingly, the
mental patient gets along with Mary. She is not afraid of him. She
tells him about a dream she has had where someone follows her up the
stairs. When the police arrive, the mental patient makes an escape.
After the the police leave, Mary hears someone coming up the stairs
just like in her dream. She find's Arthur's pistol as the door
opens. At the door is Arthur. He came home early when he heard about
the escape at the asylum. Even though she knows its him, Mary shoots
him. She then calls her family and tells them she is coming home.
Season 2, Episode 3: De Mortuis
14 October 1956
Clarence Rankin's promiscuous wife Irene cheats on him constantly.
Sadly, he knows nothing about it. One day, two of Clarence's friends
stop by his house. They see him filling a large hole in his basement
with cement. Since they don't see Irene, they believe that Clarence
has found out about her cheating and killed her. Instead of going to
the police, they talk to Clarence. They tell him that, given her
cheating, his actions were probably justified. Clarence denies
everything and says that his wife is on a trip. His friends leave
after saying they will keep quiet. Later, Irene returns. Now knowing
the truth, Clarence asks her to come down to the basement.
Season 2, Episode 4: Kill with Kindness
21 October 1956
Hoping to pull off an insurance scam, Fritz Oldman and his sister
Katherine decide to torch his house and fake Fritz's death. In order
to pull off the scam, they need a body. They find a prospective
corpse in a bum named Jorgy. Their plan is to knock him out and and
place Fritz's ring around his finger. They will then set fire to the
house. All goes according to plan until they need the ring.
Unfortunately Fritz cannot get it off his finger. Since they already
set the fire, they decide to wake up Jorgy and escort him out of the
blazing house. People who witness the "rescue" praise Fritz for
saving the old man from the fire.
Season 2, Episode 5: None Are So Blind
28 October 1956
Seymour Johnson disguises as another person in order to kill his
wealthy aunt. When is is questioned by police, he gives himself away
because he forgets to take off his disguise.
Season 2, Episode 6: Toby
4 November 1956
Albert Birch's childhood sweetheart Edwina Freel gets in touch with
him and, surprisingly, agrees to marry him. She arrives with her
sickly baby named Toby. She tells Albert that the baby is her dead
sisters's. Edwina turns out be rather reclusive. She does not permit
Albert come anywhere near Toby. Later, two men arrive and take
Edwina back to the asylum from which she escaped. As she is being
taken away she pleads to Albert to take care of Toby. He goes to
Toby's room and finds a cat. On his collar is the name "Toby".
Season 2, Episode 7: Alibi Me
11 November 1956
Georgie and Lucky are rival gangsters who know that if one of them
is killed, the other would be the police's prime suspect. One day,
Lucky insults Georgie and is shot dead. Georgie then goes looking
for someone to give him an alibi. After many failures, he finally
convinces his landlady. He instructs her to tell the police that he
was home all day. When a detective shows up, the landlady gives the
alibi. A delivery boy then arrives. He carries a package for Georgie
from Lucky. The boy asks for a tip and Georgie refuses. The delivery
boy calls Georgie cheap and reveals that he tried to deliver the
package five times that day. The detective overhears the boy
statement and arrests Georgie.
Season 2, Episode 8: Conversation Over a Corpse
18 November 1956
Mr. Brenner makes a down payment on a house. The house's owners,
Cissie and Johanna Enright say that they don't want to sell. He
threatens them with a lawsuit, but is poisoned. He collapses and the
sisters discuss what they should do. Joanna wants to finish him off
more poison while Cissie prefers a gun. Brenner revives and pitches
on sister against the other. He gets the gun from Cissie and shoots
Johanna. Soon the police arrive, Brenner clears Cissie of her
sister's murder. After the police leave, Cissie finishes him off
with poison so the house is all her's.
Season 2, Episode 9: Crack of Doom
25 November 1956
Mason Bridges plays poker with one of his company's wealthy clients.
He gambles everything he has and everything his company owns on one
Season 2, Episode 10: Jonathan
2 December 1956
Jonathan Dalliford's son is resentful of his new wife. When Jonathan
dies of poison, he accuses his stepmother. Later, however, it is
revealed that Gil tried to poison his stepmother, but ended up
killing his father by mistake.
Season 2, Episode 11: The Better Bargain
9 December 1956
Mobster Louis "The King" Koster believes that his wife and sole heir
is unfaithful. He hires a hit man to kill her for twenty thousand
dollars. The hit-man agrees, but he then shoots Koster dead. The
hit-man was Marian's lover. Since she will inherit everything, the
hit-man decided to go with the better bargain.
Season 2, Episode 12: The Rose Garden
16 December 1956
Alexander Vinton is a publisher who receives a murder mystery from a
woman named Julia Picker. Alexander is disturbed by the books
feeling of authenticity. He visits Julia and comes to believe that
her tale of a murdered husband buried in a rose garden is true.
Julia's sister convinces him that it isn't and proceeds to talk him
into not to publishing the book. After he leaves, Julia confronts
her sister and reveals that it was Cordelia that murdered her
Season 2, Episode 13: Mr. Blanchard's Secret
23 December 1956
Babs Fenton has an overactive imagination. She believes that her new
neighbor Charles Blanchard has killed his wife. Later, Mrs.
Blanchard shows up at her door and introduces herself. That night,
however, Babs sees Charles Blanchard carrying something from the
house. Babs again becomes convinced that Mrs. Blanchard has been
murdered. Again, however, she is proved wrong when Mrs. Blanchard
shows up at her door. Mrs. Blanchard informs Babs that Charles has
taken some belongings and left because of a fight. Mrs. Blanchard
then leaves. Babs notices that a lighter is missing and comes up
with a theory that Mrs. Blanchard is a kleptomaniac. Later, this
theory proves wrong as well when Mrs. Blanchard shows up and
announces a reconciliation with her husband. She also returns the
lighter, saying that her husband fixed it.
Season 2, Episode 14: John Brown's Body
30 December 1956
John Brown is committed to an institution by his wife Vera and his
business partner Harold. Both believe that John's furniture designs
are destroying his business. Their plot works, but after John is
committed the business begins to lose money. The two decide to get
John back. John, however, likes the institution he is staying in and
manages to convince the doctors he is insane.
Season 2, Episode 15: Crackpot
6 January 1957
On their way to a hotel, two newlyweds have car trouble. Mr. Moon
stops to help them, but ruins his suit in the process. He becomes
enraged and threatens them. They manage to get away. The check into
their hotel, but discover that Mr. Moon is staying in the room right
next to them.
Season 2, Episode 16: Nightmare in 4-D
13 January 1957
Harry Parker and his wife Norma live in apartment 4-D. Their next
door neighbor is an actress named Lainie. One day, she knocks on the
Parker's door and asks for help. Lainie needs someone to get rid of
the body of Bill Nelson. He was shot through a window in her
apartment and now lays their dead. Lainie wants Harry to move the
body downstairs to the basement. She fears bad publicity. When Harry
wakes up the next day, the thinks it was all a bad dream. When he
goes to the basement he finds the police. Later, Harry's wife admits
to having an affair with Bill. When the police learn of this, Harry
becomes the chief suspect in Bill's murder.
Season 2, Episode 17: My Brother, Richard
20 January 1957
Martin Ross is a district attorney running for governor. His brother
Richard murders his opponent in the race. Martin and his wife Laura
confront Richard, but Richard pulls a gun on them and holds the
captive. The next day, Martin gets a call from the sheriff: they are
holding a boy for the murder of Martin's opponent. Richard agrees to
let Martin interrogate the boy, but he does not let Laura go. Martin
forces a false confession out of the boy. Martin takes the
confession to his brother. Richard doesn't think its good enough. He
wants to wait until the boy is executed. A struggle occurs and
Martin is knocked unconscious. Richard tries to escape, but is
stopped by the boy's mother. She believes Richard is the district
attorney and stabs him.
Season 2, Episode 18: The Manacled
27 January 1957
Ben Rockwell is transporting prisoner named Steve Fontaine by train.
Fontaine manacled by an "Oregon Boot". Rockwell has the only key.
During the trip, Fontain manages to convince Rockwell to let him go,
but Rockwell changes his mind. He and Fontaine struggle and Rockwell
is shot and killed. When Fontain finds the key to the boot, he sees
that it has been destroyed by the bullet and cannot free him.
Season 2, Episode 19: A Bottle of Wine
3 February 1957
Much to his annoyance, Judge Condon wife Grace has a boyfriend named
Wally Donaldson. Condon tries to prove that he is all wrong for her.
He invites Wally for a glass of wine which he tells him was
purchased on Grace's Spanish Honeymoon. After Wally drinks the wine,
Condon tells him its poisoned when, in fact, it is not. Wally panics
and kills Condon. When Grace appears Wally tells her about the wine.
She reveals that she never had a honeymoon and had never been to
Season 2, Episode 20: Malice Domestic
10 February 1957
After Carl Borden sees a doctor, he discovers traces of arsenic in
his body. Carl begins to suspects his wife Annette. After Annette
drinks a cup of coffee and dies, the doctor informs Carl that she
too has arsenic in her system. She must have poisoned herself by
mistake. Later, Carl goes to San Francisco with his girlfriend. He
reveals to her how close he came to dying while preparing for his
Season 2, Episode 21: Number Twenty-Two
17 February 1957
Steve Morgan robs a candy store. He punches the owner in the
process. He is soon arrested and is surprised by all the attention
he is getting for such a minor crime. He is later shocked to
discover that the candy store owner died and that he is not being
held for petty theft, but for murder.
Season 2, Episode 22: The End of Indian Summer
24 February 1957
Joe Rogers goes undercover in order to expose a murderer named Mrs.
Gillespie. He believes that she has been killing her husbands for
insurance money. He discovers that Mrs. Gillespie has a fiancé and
plans to marry again. He also discovers that she has taken out a
large insurance policy on him. Later, Mrs. Gillespie runs off on
another honeymoon. Joe meets another man who happens to be
investigating Mrs. Gillespie's fiancé. Apparently, he has had four
previous wives, each of whom died under mysterious circumstances.
Season 2, Episode 23: One for the Road
3 March 1957
Marcia Hendrix finds out that her husband Charles has been cheating
on her with a woman named Beryl Abbott. She tries to poison Beryl by
putting poison in her sugar bowl. When she goes home she discovers
that that her husband has gone to Beryl. Not wanting to kill him,
she goes to Beryl and tells her of the poison. Beryl says that
Charles has already taken the poison. Marcia leaves to find a
doctor. Charles comes in from another room. Not knowing the murder
plot but knowing that his wife knows about Beryl, Charles decides to
end the affair. Before leaving Beryl asks him to have some coffee
for the road. He does so and helps himself to some sugar.
Season 2, Episode 24: The Cream of the Jest
10 March 1957
Charles Gresham is an unemployed actor in need of money. He learns
that a producer, Wayne Campbell, is involved in a new play. When
Campbell does not give him a part, Gresham blackmails him. Campbell
gives him money and even a part in the play as a blackmailer. In
order to get the part, Campbell tells Gresham that he must audition
for an important backer named Nick Roper. Gresham goes to Roper and
delivers his lines. He is shot dead. Roper was a gangster who had
nothing to do with the play and thought Gresham was trying to
Season 2, Episode 25: I Killed the Count: Part 1
17 March 1957
Count Mattoni is brutally murdered and Scotland Yard Inspector
Davidson must wade through a myriad of suspects.
Season 2, Episode 26: I Killed the Count: Part 2
24 March 1957
Scotland Yard Inspector Davidson continues in his investigation of
the murder of Count Mattoni to wade the through suspects. He
discovers that each not only appears guilty, but also that many
readily admit to having committed the crime.
Season 2, Episode 27: I Killed the Count: Part 3
31 March 1957
Scotland Yard Inspector Davidson discovers who killed Count Mattoni.
Due to a legal loophole, however, the killer cannot be tried.
Season 2, Episode 28: One More Mile to Go
7 April 1957
Sam Jacoby accidentally kills his nagging wife. He decides to get
rid of the body by dumping it in a lake. He puts the body in the
trunk of his car and takes off. A motorcycle policeman repeatedly
stops him for a burned out tail light. Eventually, the policeman
tells him to follow him to the station where a police mechanic will
open the trunk and change the bulb.
Season 2, Episode 29: Vicious Circle
14 April 1957
Manny Cole is a hit-man for Mr. Williams. He kills a man for messing
up a jewel robbery. When she finds out about the murder, Manny's
girlfriend accuses him of murder. She threatens to go to the police.
Mr. Williams orders her killed. Manny tries to do this, but she is
later accidentally killed. Manny is rewarded by Mr. Williams. He
becomes his right hand man, until he is killed by another hit-man
sent to Mr. Williams.
Season 2, Episode 30: The Three Dreams of Mr. Findlater
21 April 1957
Ernest Findlater dreams about a South Sea island and a girl he meets
there named Lalage. Lalage develops a scheme to help Findlater kill
his real life wife. On the night of the planned murder, Findlater
discovers that his wife is already dead. She died of natural causes.
Season 2, Episode 31: The Night the World Ended
28 April 1957
Halloran plays a practical joke on a man named Johnny. He shows him
a fake newspaper with a headline reading "World to End Tonight ---
11:45 P.M." Johnny believes the headline and decides to live it up.
He gets into trouble and shoots someone. A few minutes before 11:45
he sees the real headline and realizes that he has been tricked.
Johnny finds Halloran and shoots him. The reporter dies at 11:45.
Season 2, Episode 32: The Hands of Mr. Ottermole
5 May 1957
A murderer has been strangling people in the London fog. A reporter
manages to continually make it to the crime scene before the police.
Later, the annoying reporter discovers that the strangler is a
policeman. He finds out too late and is killed by the policeman
because "Ideas came into his hands".
Season 2, Episode 33: A Man Greatly Beloved
12 May 1957
John Anderson is believed to be a famous judge from Boston who is
now retied. Townspeople come to trust him greatly. When he dies,
everyone in the town feels the loss. Later it is discovered that
Anderson's real name is John Louton. He was really a convicted
strangler who the real Judge Anderson had sentenced years before.
Season 2, Episode 34: Martha Mason, Movie Star
19 May 1957
Mabel McKay believes that she bears a striking resemblance to a
movie star named Martha Mason. Mabel murders her husband and buries
him in the garden. She tries to cover up the murder, but decides
against it when she realizes all the publicity she can get.
Season 2, Episode 35: The West Warlock Time Capsule
26 May 1957
George Tiffant is hired to stuff Napoleon, a town's animal mascot.
Napoleon is to be put on display in a glass case in the town square
next to a time capsule, to be opened in 100 years. George's brother
Waldron visits and is so demanding that George kills him. George
places the body in the time capsule.
Season 2, Episode 36: Father and Son
2 June 1957
In 1912, Sam Saunders is an ungrateful son who constantly demands
help from his father Joe, a London pawnshop owner. One day, Gus
Harrison asks Joe for help since he is wanted by the police for a
crime he didn't commit. Joe helps Gus, but when Sam finds out he
decides to turn him in for the reward money. Mae, Sam's girlfriend,
finds out and tells Joe who helps Gus escape. The police fail to get
their man, but Sam still demands the reward. The police reluctantly
give it to him. As he leaves, he trips. His selfless father
immediately runs to his aid.
Season 2, Episode 37: The Indestructible Mr. Weems
9 June 1957
Mr. Weems is supposedly near death. Some of his lodge brothers have
invested in a cemetery and are in needs of customers. They make a
bargain with Weems. They will pay Weems fifty dollars a week for the
rest of his, presumably, short life if he agrees to buy the first
plot. They hope that others following Mr. Weems's lead will also buy
plots. Unfortunately, the men discover that Weems is a bit more
resilient than any of them thought.
Season 2, Episode 38: A Little Sleep
16 June 1957
Barbie Hallem drives up to her uncle's cabin. She stops at Ed
Mungo's café. She learns that Ed's brother Bennie is wanted by the
police for having murdered his girlfriend. When she gets to the
cabin, she finds Bennie hiding there. Bennie tells her, Ed is the
murderer. Ed arrives later, but is killed by Bennie in a struggle.
Barbie and Bennie drive off. Barbie confesses that she had gone to
the cabin to get away from her boring boyfriend. Bennies says his
girlfriend felt the same way about him and that's why he killed her.
The then moves to strangle Barbie.
Season 2, Episode 39: The Dangerous People
23 June 1957
Mr. Jones and Mr. Bellefontaine waits for a train at a train
station. Both of them have heard that a dangerous lunatic has
escaped from a local asylum and each suspects the other of being the
lunatic in disguise. They grow more paranoid and worried. A
policeman arrives and both try to convince him that the other is the
lunatic. The policeman says that the madman has just killed a
policeman and has stolen his uniform. Jones and Bellefontaine
realize the policeman is really the lunatic in disguise. They subdue
him and get the real police.